Hank Jones: Sarala (remastered) (180g) (limited Ed
Hank Jones, Cheick Tidiane Seck & The Mandinkas
The album "Sarala", released in 1995, sparked a real enthusiasm for Mandingo music and encouraged many Western musicians to travel to Mali and explore this music at its origin. The result of the reunion of Hank Jones (an African-American musician and one of the most gifted pianists of his generation) and Cheick-Tidiane Seck (a renowned arranger, bandleader, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Mali), the album is a symbiosis - one of mind and heart - of two genres. Despite the bites of time and the vicissitudes of history, these two genres nevertheless perpetuate the same age-old gesture, namely Mandingo plainsong, the very source and substance of gospel, which adapts without pause to the most modern sounds thanks to the virtuosity of the assembled musicians.